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PSYC 396: Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory: 2. Locate background information

Fall 2016, Professor Hupbach

Locate background information

Before doing a literature search for journal articles about your topic,  you may want to read general background information about the topic.

Reference resources can provide background about concepts or methods or provide a broad overview of a subject. 

Here are some reference resources; but also see the resources in the previous tab of this guide, which can also provide background information.

Some print reference resources in the reference area of Fairchild-Martindale Library that might prove useful in providing background information as you prepare your presentation are these:
 

  • Encyclopedia of Human Behavior 150.3 E564
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology 150.3 E5631
  • Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science 150.3 E563 2001
  • The psychology research handbook : a guide for graduate students and research assistants / editors, Frederick T. L. Leong, James T. Austin. 150.72 P9741

Also, as mentioned in the previous tab, look for review articles in library databases. These can provide great background informatoin about the topic you choose.